Human lives weighed against corporate profit

hesamagPublished by: European Trade Union Institute (etui), HesaMag, Health and safety at work magazine, N° 15, 6th June 2017

Author: Rachel Tansey

At the end of February, the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) Committee backed a tightening of the Directive protecting workers against cancer-causing chemicals. Unions have won the first round of their fight with the industry. But the fight continues, with employers having more than one card up their sleeve – as witnessed by the investigation into industry lobbying strategies aimed at influencing European legislation on occupational cancers.

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